Beccaria's very influential "Dei Delitti e delle Pene" was first published in Livorno in 1764, and the first English translation followed in 1767. Beccaria's book brought into the language the phrase "the greatest happiness of the greatest number" and his arguments about crime and punishment, revolutionary in their time, are part and parcel of modern criminology and penology. See "Printing and the Mind of Man": No. 209
Boston Public Library (Rare Books Department) copy bound in full early sheepskin panelled in blind with a red leather label at the head of the spine. A binder's ticket on the front pastedown reads, "Bound by J. Drakard, printer, bookseller, & stationer, Stamford, Uppingham, and Bourn."